Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 23rd, 2012
After dropping most of its awards last year due to budget cuts, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that it is reinstating its awards this year. The slimmed down awards roster will include prizes for Best International Film By An Emerging Director, Best Performance In A British Feature Film and the Michael Powell Award For Best British Film. The Festival has a strong component of British titles and serves as a base for international buyers and programmers to sample the best in new British cinema. Chris Fujiwara, the recently hired Artistic Director of the event expressed his opinion that “having noteworthy awards is important for an international film festival…..awards can stimulate creative dialogue and above all help shine the spotlight on emerging talent, which is part of the mission of our Festival.” The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs June 20 through July 1, 2012 in Scotland.